The Service Innovation Foundry is a unit of the Smart Services CRC dedicated to transitioning innovative ideas and research outcomes into software demonstrators and prototypes, or developed through to marketable products and services. This service is provided to both industry participants and the CRC’s participating research institutions.


The Service Innovation Foundry achieves this service through an agile project development and delivery process. Projects are designed for maximum impact in short 3 to 6 month periods. This process is supported with dedicated Project Managers and Business Analysts with strong experience in the translation of ICT research to production level applications and information systems. 


Projects are resourced through an extensive pool of young and talented IT professionals developed through our relationship with the CRC participating universities, thereby delivering capabilities across a broad range of software domains, methodologies and languages.


Integral to the Service Innovation Foundry’s project services is its Sandpit Services, which provides integrated environments to research and industry for testing and deployment of new and innovative services, reducing the risk and overheads to participants.


The Service Innovation Foundry also provides the following services:

  • Portfolio Services: hosting and maintenance of demonstrators and information on innovations on behalf of research and industry participants.
  • Infrastructure Services: managing repositories of tools, data and services that are of value to both research and industry participants.
  • Project Management: SIF provides research project management services, including business analysis, software design and development to our research and industry.